Saturday, November 17, 2012

My online shop is now open

I have opened an ETSY shop called kalimerisse which is now open for business here. I am presently selling digital prints of 3 original illustrations I created for The Apple in the Orchard and for a limited time these prints are on sale for only 10$. Looking forward to adding more of my work in 2013.

Monday, November 5, 2012

You can now hold it in your hands

I am very happy to announce that The Apple in the Orchard is now available in printed format at

It was a challenge to create the illustrations for this beautiful story but it was also a very rewarding journey. I discovered that I had a lot to offer but that I also had a lot to learn. Inspired by Brave Apple's courage to make a leap, I learned more about myself. I evolved in so many ways by learning and developing new ways of working and I was able to define the personal illustration style I was searching for which I used for this book. This has given me a lot of confidence and I am also grateful that I had the opportunity to learn so much more about book design and publishing from current resources and advanced training.

This experience also gave me the privelege of collaborating with an incredible person, Sonia Di Maulo. Sonia's enthusiasm for the book was also my inspiration and my lifeline for completing this project. I congratulate her on her courage to assume all the hard work and challenges involved in self-publishing. I believe her story will be welcomed, loved and remembered by many.

Please note that 3 of the illustrations from The Apple in the Orchard will be available for you to purchase as limited edition, archival digital prints at my new online shop, coming soon. Look for the link that will say SHOP on the top right side bar of this website as of November 10th, 2012.